What role do user comments play in the presidential election process?
(CNN) – The popular New Jersey-centric politics Web site, PoliticsNJ.com, examines the role user comments play online. Matt Friedman writes: "In between blowing off steam, some frequent commenters have found that, on occasion, they actually have had some informative discussions, and that what they write here can sometimes impact campaigns and news cycle – whether it’s insider gossip or criticism of a reporter’s story."
While the focus of the story is on New Jersey, it also examines the role comments on national blogs such as The CNN Political Ticker play in the political process.
For more, the full story is here.